Building Bridges 2016

Building Bridges 2016  Brochure
   –   Building Bridges Event on facebook


Building Bridges session will be held on the first four Wednesdays in August:

3 Aug:
Padraic Gibson – Why the NT Intervention & Basics Cards Can’t Work
Tony McAvoy – Options for Treaty

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10 Aug

Steven Ross – Strengthening Councils & Community Relations with First Nations People
Kim Naden – Education of & for Aboriginal People – What Works and What Doesn’t

17 Aug
Kaleesha Morris – Overcoming Incarceration through Justice Re-Investment
Catherine Jackson and Laura and Bianca Lyons – Child Removal – What changes are needed?

24 Aug
Jacinta Tobin – Importance of language
Ray Minniecon – Indigenous Spirituality and Belonging

Location: The Jubilee Room, Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street Mall

The sessions start at 7.30 pm and finish at 9.30 pm, with a break for supper between the two presenters.

Building Bridges 2016 Brochure
    –    Building Bridges Event on facebook

Further information



Who are we?

  • Residents of Western Sydney from diverse backgrounds-Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
  • Volunteers with a range of skills and occupations and a desire to work together to make a difference
  • Citizens aiming to eliminate disadvantage and injustice

What does Reconciliation mean?

  • Encouraging the wider community to build good relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Acknowledging hurt and injustice while supporting healing and equity
  • Learning from one another and working together for a better community

What do we do?

  • Communicate with residents as well as local, regional and national bodies to keep Reconciliation on the agenda and facilitate change
  • Promote and organise educational and cultural activities and projects
  • Share stories and lively discussions with guest speakers at our monthly meetings
  • Co-operate with related organisations for festivals, forums and stalls
  • Distribute information that is accurate and relevant about the situation and concerns of Aboriginal people past and present
  • Participate in local councils‛ advisory committees and working parties
  • Make submissions to public and private bodies in support


Reconciliation means understanding
Reconciliation means awareness
Reconciliation means compassion
You say you want reconciliation but do you understand what it will take?

Anita Heiss


Reconciliation for Western Sydney Brochure